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Proverbs containing the word Misfortune

Misfortunes never come singly

One misfortunes is generally followed closely by another. As Robert Herrick wrote in his poem Sorrows Succeed: When one is past, another care we... Read more →

It never rains but it pours

In modern English this would read, 'It never rains without pouring.' The meaning is that events, especially misfortunes, always come... Read more →

It is easy to bear the misfortunes of others

It is easy for us to tell others to be cheerful in the face of misfortune, because we don't have to suffer the hardship ourselves. It perhaps... Read more →